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Old Man of the Mountains: ecocritical perspectives in Norman Nicholson’s verse drama Professor Jonathan Pitches, School of Performance and Cultural Industries, University of Leeds Abstract This paper explores Norman Nicholson’s Cumbrian mystery play Old Man of the Mountains (1945). Nicholson’s play takes place in a modest Cumbrian cottage, near a typical lakeland dale, with a beck running beside…
water@leeds is holding its first Global Café to discuss some of the responses received so far in our Global Water Survey.  We would like to invite all water@leeds DRTC members to be part of this event happening on Thursday 2nd of May 2019 from 11:30 -13:00 pm @ Room 1 on Edward Boyle Library Level 13 Since…
More than 3,700 large dams are planned or under construction, many in the Global South. FutureDAMS is a GCRF funded inter-disciplinary research and capacity development partnership that unites academics, practitioners and policy makers to improve planning and governance of dams. Dr Mdee’s talk draws on her research which explores the political ecology of competing water…
water@leeds and the Centre for Global Development together with the Priestley International Centre for Climate are pleased to invite you to join us for an evening seminar to discuss “Energy Scenarios for the Bottom Billion” & “The role of science research in addressing the grand challenges”. On Monday 29th April, 15:30-17:30, at School of Geography SR2 (Garstang building room…
Description The aim of this afternoon workshop is to draw from experiences, developments and lessons of research co-production across the arts, humanities and social sciences in different sectors and areas of policy, service delivery and practice – both in the UK and beyond 12:30 – 13:00 – Networking lunch – please inform Hannah Crow (h.e.crow@leeds.ac.uk)…
Africa Climate Week (ACW) 2019 will convene in the lead-up to the UN Secretary-General’s Climate Summit in September 2019, bringing together diverse actors from the public and private sectors. Participants will focus on how engagement between Parties and non-Party stakeholders can be further strengthened in key sectors for Africa, including energy, agriculture and human settlements….
A meeting of the British Hydrological Society Pennines Group Speakers: Neil Ryan (Environment Agency) – Flood forecasting in England – challenges and future developments Paul Wass (JBA) and Adam C. Clarke (Mott MacDonald) – Channel modelling for flood forecasting The meeting is free of charge but there will be a limit on numbers: For more information,…
Andrew Coulson is the author of Tanzania: a Political Economy (1982 with new version by OUP in 2013). He began his career in the Ministry of Agriculture in Tanzania in the 1960s, and was also lecturer to previous President, Kikwete, as UDSM. Between 2016 and 2018 he was Chair of the Britain Tanzania Society and…
Programme 14:45 – Prof. Wang Yanjun – Projecting population and economy in China under socio-economic pathways 15:15 – Prof. Su Buda – Climate change impacts on river discharge in the Upper Yangtze 15:45 – Coffee / biscuit break Keynote:  16:00 – Prof. Jiang Tong – Direct Indicators of Climate Change Risks   Biographies Prof. Dr. Jiang Tong: Professor and Dean…
In this presentation, Professor Holden will discuss how upland peatlands respond to different types of weather event. The uplands of the UK are dominated by carbon rich soils and in particular they host important peatland ecosystems. Upland peatlands provide 73 % of reservoir water in the UK, are source areas of rapid runoff that can…